<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - San Diego Politics and Political News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/politics http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.comen-usSun, 26 Mar 2017 22:20:35 -0700Sun, 26 Mar 2017 22:20:35 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Trump's Son-in-Law to Lead New Office for Federal Overhaul]]> Sun, 26 Mar 2017 20:58:07 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP_17023542554197.jpg
President Donald Trump plans to debut a new office Monday to streamline and overhaul the federal government, and he intends to name his son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner as its head, the White...

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<![CDATA[Bill Would Require State Colleges to Provide Abortions]]> Sun, 26 Mar 2017 14:14:22 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/College-student-generic-bac.jpg
A new bill might allow students at California's public universities and colleges to receive medical abortion pills at student health centers, NBC4's media partner KPCC reports.]]>
<![CDATA[DC's 'A Lot More Broken' Than Trump Thought: Mulvaney]]> Sun, 26 Mar 2017 08:54:50 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/MickMulvaney.jpg
The unpopular health care proposal supported by President Trump and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan could not get enough Republican votes to pass through the House this week, but Mick Mulvaney, the director...

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<![CDATA[Sen. Lindsey Graham Fights Back at Rowdy Town Hall]]> Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:00:44 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/lindsey-graham-rowdy-townhall.jpg
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham defended his conservative values and voting record at a raucous town hall on Saturday, hitting back at what he described as the "double standard" among his more liberal-minded...

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<![CDATA[Dems Take Aim at Trump Transparency With 'MAR-A-LAGO' Act]]> Sat, 25 Mar 2017 11:26:06 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP_16327026097462-mar-a-lago.jpg
Democrats want to give President Donald Trump a transparency check in the form of a new bill with a mouthful of a name — and an acronym that takes an unsubtle dig at the president, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Nunes Backs Down From Assertion Trump Was Monitored]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:51:15 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/656523922-devin-nunes-trump-intelligence.jpg
The chairman of the House intelligence committee has backed down from his assertion that Donald Trump and his aides were "monitored" by U.S. spies — a claim the Republicans have cited this week in emails...

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<![CDATA[Toronto School Board Bars New Trips to US]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:06:51 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Trump_health_MAR17_1200x675.jpg
The largest school board in Canada said it won't be booking future trips to the United States, citing "uncertainty" surrounding President Donald Trump's latest travel restrictions, NBC News reported.The...

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<![CDATA[Trump Urges Bipartisan Effort on 'A Better Bill']]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:09:30 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Trump_Ryancare_Reax_1-149039121373800001.jpg
Following the withdrawal of a Republican-backed health care bill, President Donald Trump on Friday urged Republican and Democratic lawmakers to work together on "a better bill."]]>
<![CDATA[Ryan: 'This is a Disappointing Day for Us']]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:52:26 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Ryan_Healthcare-149038805651200001.jpg
 House Speaker Paul Ryan speaks on Friday, March 24, 2017, after Republican pulled the health care bill meant to replace the Affordable Care Act.]]>
<![CDATA[Write-In Candidate Pulls Off Stunner in Philly Election]]> Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:25:16 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Emilio+Vazquez.jpg
Democratic write-in candidate Emilio Vasquez pulled off a surprise victory in a North Philadelphia special election to replace disgraced state Rep. Leslie Acosta, who gave up her seat following a corruption...

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<![CDATA[Clinic Run by Michele Bachmann’s Husband Hit With Violations]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:10:57 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/michellebachmanandhusband2011_1200x675.jpg
A clinic that was accused of pushing bogus "pray away the gay" therapy — and is owned by former Rep. Michele Bachmann's husband — was cited by Minnesota health inspectors for failing to properly keep patient...

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<![CDATA[Trump Issues Keystone XL Pipeline Permit]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:11:11 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/DIT_POL_TRUMPPIPELINE_032417_1-149037141095300001.jpg
President Trump issues a permit to build the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline on Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[Spanish Lifeguard Founded Group Saved Thousands Refugees]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:00:11 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/migrants-AP_17063596037427.jpg
Two islands in the Mediterranean—Lesbos in Greece and Lampedusa in Italy—have become battlefronts in a much wider political war about border security and immigration.Proactiva organizers and volunteers...

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<![CDATA[Commerce Chief's Shipping Business Raises Conflict Questions]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:22:48 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-629852548.jpg
When private equity billionaire Wilbur Ross Jr. signed on to be President Donald Trump's commerce secretary, he agreed to divest millions of dollars in assets, NBC News reported.But one asset Ross plans...

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<![CDATA[Rex Tillerson Finally Answers NBC's Andrea Mitchell]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:44:31 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP_17004410616591-Rex-Tillerson-Secretary-State-Nominee.jpg
NBC News' Andrea Mitchell has been waiting for weeks for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to answer one of her questions. On Thursday, she finally got her soundbite, NBC News reported.At a photo op with...

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<![CDATA[Calif. Governor Calls GOP Health Plan a 'Disaster']]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:04:18 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP_17024731043189.jpg
As Congress wrestles over the House Republican health care bill, California Gov. Jerry Brown attacked the legislation, alleging that any lawmaker who supports the legislation will find "their name is going to be...

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<![CDATA[Congressman Mourning Wife Cancels DC Trip After Health Vote Postponed]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:41:05 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/bobby+rush+2014.jpg
Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush, who is mourning the loss of his wife after she passed away last week, was going to fly to Washington, D.C. for the vote on the new GOP health care plan, but has changed his travel plans...

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